IFL youth team – is climbing to great strides, keeping quiet about it

(Note: In July 2019, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region joined 43 other regions worldwide to launch the International Humanitarian Law Youth Action Campaign (IHLYAC).  This year, more regions will engage youth and young adults to conduct the Campaign with its theme: Education In War.” Here is the story of the Los Angeles Region’s first batch of IHLYAC Advocates.)  Usually, their day encompasses after-school activities, music...

Loved ones connect to
those lost during the Holocaust

by Bob Rich, Red Cross volunteer  For more than 14 years, I have participated in an extraordinary service provided by the American Red Cross. We help people find missing loved ones separated by the Holocaust. This service is part of our Restoring Family Links program that reunites people separated by war, natural disasters, migration and other humanitarian crises.   Since 1939, the Red Cross has enabled thousands of people to...

Former AmeriCorps Member Joceline Torres Joins Red Cross LA Team

We are pleased to announce a wonderful new hire: Joceline Torres, as the new International Services Coordinator in the International Services Department. Joceline just completed her AmeriCorps term of service with the Red Cross and we are so glad that she will be continuing her work with us. Joceline will conduct casework, assist in Restoring Family Links and work to further our mission to alleviate human suffering abroad. Before becoming an...

To Geneva: Learnings from LA’s partnership with the Salvadoran Red Cross

On Monday, August 5, the American Red Cross was summoned before the powerful Finance Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the governing body of all national Red Cross societies. But we weren’t there for a challenging or unfortunate circumstance. Rather, we’d been asked to showcase a national American Red Cross pilot project between the Los Angeles Region and the Salvadoran Red...

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